What is a physical therapist?

A Physical Therapist is a healthcare provider who is an expert in the examination and treatment of problems that affect people’s abilities to move and function.  These abilities are driven by four major systems – musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and integumentary – and physical therapists (PTs) are educated and experienced to manage all four.

How can it help me?

Physical therapy can reduce or eliminate pain, improve strength, flexibility, and balance, improve a person’s ability to perform tasks independently, and get an athlete back on to the playing field more quickly than the person or athlete could on their own.

 

Do I need a referral?

The state of New Jersey has “direct access” which means a patient can legally see a physical therapist before seeing a medical or orthopaedic doctor. However, some insurance companies require referrals/prescriptions before they will approve payment.  You should ask us or your insurance company to see if you require a referral or not.  It is important to remember that you can legally seek treatment from any physical therapy practice you want – you do not necessarily have to attend the clinic that your doctor recommended.

 

Will my insurance pay?

AccuCare Physical Therapy is pleased to serve as a provider for a vast majority of insurance plans.  You should contact your insurance company or our office to verify benefits. After scheduling your first appointment, we also verify benefits with your insurance carrier to establish if you have a physical therapy visit maximum per year, and if you are responsible for deductible, co-insurance, or co- pays.

 

How do I pay?

We accept cash, personal check, and credit card to cover co-pays/expenses. Payment is expected at the time of treatment.  As a courtesy, AccuCare Physical Therapy files your primary insurance.

Does my physical therapist communicate with my doctor?

Yes, your therapist will write up an evaluation and send it to your physician/surgeon following your initial evaluation.

 

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